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Campaign signs illegal in right-of-way
Campaign workers put signs out but shouldn’t try to take them away
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER
This story is part of a special series.


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With thousands of eyes going by every day, the medians of interstates and the grassy areas beside on- and off-ramps seem ideal places to put campaign signs. But even though they’re all over the place, it’s actually illegal to place those signs in public rights-of-way. Nancy Burton speaks for ODOT, and notes that often campaign volunteers put those signs out, but she says they shouldn’t try to take them away.
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Burton says putting signs alongside interstates, state routes and freeways or at ramps can be unsafe for drivers who might be distracted or unable to see because of those signs. Burton says ODOT crews will remove signs that aren’t a public hazard after the election, and candidates can either pick up the signs or they’ll be thrown away.
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